Rosewood living room furniture, stamped “Ellaume”. The veneer is a decorative work of great finesse. This antique piece of furniture has the particularity of being fitted with two curtain doors on each of its sides.
The curtains are composed of vertical slats veneered in rosewood. They are held in place in the inner side by a hot-glued fabric framework that follows the curve as the doors slide open and closed in their groove.
Most of the time, this framework ended up very worn, breaking and cracking, preventing the functioning of the curtains. This means dismantling the back panels to free the slats, thanks to a sort of hatch, splicing it back into shape and putting it back into functioning order.
After reassembling it, a sponge-applied varnish highlights all the veneer on the ordered and well-drawn frieze.